عنوان مقاله [English]
Currently, ecotourism has been given particular attention by researchers, environmental lovers, planners and policymakers. Different regions of Iran have unique natural attractions that have the potential to develop ecotourism. Protected area and prohibited hunting in the province of Kermanshah (Kangavar city) is one of the pristine and valuable regions of Iran. The aim of this study was to investigate ecotourism potential in protected areas. The research method is descriptive-documentary and of a practical type. Data collection has been obtained using library-documentary studies along with field studies. Also, using the questionnaire and the questionnaire of the researchers, experts and officials who were familiar with the area studied, its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats were determined using a swot technique. The results of the research indicate the need for the attention and importance of the authorities and the state to protect and preserve these valuable areas that are regarded as the natural treasures of Iran for the development of ecotourism. The need for government and private sector investment, the development of communication networks, training, the use of experts in the field of environment and (ecotourism) ecotourism and raising the awareness of ecotourists (environmentalists) from the environment, including actions It has to be done in order to use the potential of the region.